Archive for June 29th, 2012

29th June 2012

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Good Bye and Good Luck Ms Howell

Today is Ms Howell’s last day with us for a while. She finishes today for her maternity leave. Ms Howell’s baby is due in July. Ms Howell is our year 1 teacher and will be replaced for the rest of this term by Ms Slacksmith.

Nursery Sports Afternoon

The Nursery children had a wonderful afternoon competing in their mini sports event. There is another sports event for nursery children on Monday morning

Athletics Day

We have children from year 4, 5 and 6 representing the school at today’s Primary Schools athletics championships. The event is all day and takes place at Withdean Stadium.

Nut Allergies!   

We have a few children in school who suffer from nut allergies. For some children this is life threatening. Recently we have had 2 incidents of children having food which contains nuts whilst sitting next to a child with a serious nut allergy. It is for this reason I am reminding you all to ensure that your child’s packed lunch box, birthday celebration treats and any other food that comes into school etc DO NOT CONTAIN NUTS.

Zumba Fund Raiser for Martletts

Year 1 and 2 are taking part in a fund raising Zumba session on Tuesday 3rd   July. The are raising money for the Martletts.

Summer Fair

Our Summer Fair takes place on Saturday July 7th.   The fair opens at 11.00 am and ends at 3.00 pmThere will be lots to see and do on the day. As usual there will be a talent contest; ‘Shining Stars’ so children start rehearsing for your performance now. If you wish to enter the talent contest ask for an application form at the office.The prize for the winner of the talent contest is a place on a performing arts summer school run by ‘BStarz’ Academy. What a great prize and perfect for our talented children.

Book Fair

Thank you for supporting our book fair recently. We raised £431.87 for the school through the commission gained on the sale of books.

Performing Arts Week Events

We are holding a performing arts week in the week beginning Monday 9th July. During that week there will be opportunities for parents and carers to come and join in with some of the events. The main event being a Ceilidh on Tuesday 10th July. The Ceilidh begins at 4.30 pm in the hall. There will be tea and cake and lots of dancing. We have a group of children who have been practising hard and will play the violin for our Ceilidh. They do sound very professional!

Year 5 parents are invited to a Soundmakers performance on Thursday 12th July at 10.00.

On-Time Teds

This week’s Key Stage 1 winners are Year 2 with 2 late marks and in Key Stage 2 the winners are Year 6 with 1 late mark. Well done to both classes for being so exceptionally punctual.

New Classes

Children will visit their new class and meet their new teacher and teaching assistant in the morning of Monday 16th July

Year group teachers are as follows:

Nursery: Mrs Denyer and Ms Glyn-Wright, Reception: Ms Mason, Year 1: Mrs Julie Layzell and Mr Brazil, Year 2: Ms Busby, Year 3: Ms Davies (new teacher), Year 4: Mrs Coelho, Year 5: Mrs Karlynn Layzell and Ms Burbridge (new teacher), Year 6: Ms Garside. Ms Burbridge is with us until Christmas. In the spring term Mr Smart will be working 2 days a week with Mrs Layzell in Year 5.

Open Afternoon

Parents and carers are invited in to school on Wednesday 18th July in the afternoon to look through their child’s work from over the year.

Leavers Assembly

Year 6 leaver’s assembly takes place on Thursday 19th at 1.30. Year 6 parents and carers are invited to watch the children’s performance.


Rufus in Year 2 has lost 2 zip up hooded tops. One black the other dark blue both form H&M age 7 years. Please return to the office if you find them.

Summer Holidays

We break for the summer holidays on Friday 20th July and return on Thursday 6th September. Nursery will open on Monday 10th September.